NEW YORK--Wherever Jean Paul Gaultier goes, a party seems to follow. Such was the case at Charivari Wednesday night, where the French designer mingled with friends drinking Veuve Clicquot and collecting donations for the New York Foundling Hospital. The leather skirt-clad designer posed for photographers as about 120 Gaultier-clad guests listened to the First Calvary Baptist Church's youth choir from Brooklyn, and told Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus (aka Marcus Schenkenburg and Stella Tennant) what's on their lists. The party, which requested a toy or dollar donation for the hospital from each guest, brought in 12 large bags of toys, "so we had to ask them to send a truck," said Charivari vice president Jon Weiser. Weiser, who said he's been trying to get Gaultier to do an event with the store for some time, noted Gaultier had just received an award in London for his weekly Paris TV show, "Eurotrash." "We've been trying to get him to bring it here forever," said Weiser. "It's like a cross between 'Monty Python' and 'Absolutely Fabulous."
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